shine on ruby mountain lyrics – kenny rogers

(mel tillis)

you’ve painted up your lips an rolled and curled your tinted hair.
ruby are you contemplating going out somewhere?
the shadow on the wall tells me the sun is going down –
oh ruby
don’t take your love to town

its hard to love a man whose legs are bent and paralysed
and the wants and the needs of a woman your age, ruby i realize,
but it won’t be long i’ve heard them say until i not around
oh ruby
don’t take your love to town

it wasn’t me that started that old crazy asian war
but i was proud to go and do my patriotic ch*r*
and yes, it’s true that i’m not the man i used to be…
oh ruby
i still need some company.

she’s leavin’ now ’cause i heard the slammin’ iof the door
the way i know i’ve heard it slam one hundred times before
and if i could move i’d get my gun and put her in the ground
oh ruby
for god’s sake turn around

/ kenny rogers lyrics